DUBAI 17 July 2017: Nasdaq Dubai will today feature the trailer of ‘Awaken’, the new feature documentary movie directed by acclaimed cinematographer and time lapse pioneer Tom Lowe, on the Nasdaq Tower screen in Times Square, New York.
The trailer will run on the Nasdaq screen between 4:30pm and 5pm UAE time, or 8:30am and 9am New York time, on Monday, 17th July. The broadcast can be viewed live on http://www.nasdaqdubai.com/live/awaken.
Nasdaq Dubai has undertaken this initiative in collaboration with the Government of Dubai Media Office, GDMO, and Dubai Film. AWAKEN made its global trailer debut earlier this week.
The movie was produced by Dubai Film, one of the largest film production companies in the Middle East, with its executive producers, the Academy Award nominee, Terrence Malick, and the documentary filmmaker and trailblazer, Godfrey Reggio. AWAKEN features “Outro”, a song by the popular French electronic music artist, M83.
Shot over a five-year period in over 30 countries, the film explores humanity’s relationship with technology and the natural world. The movie is a celebration of the spirit of life, an exploration of the Earth and an ode to the Cosmos.
As the region’s film hub, Dubai provided the ideal base to produce the ground-breaking film. Director Lowe and his company, Dreamcore, started their operations in Dubai in 2012 and worked closely with Dubai Film to conceive and build several pieces of customised camera equipment, creating entirely new categories of filming techniques.
Awaken expands the technological, artistic and geographical boundaries of documentary film making. The film pioneers new time-lapse, time-dilation, underwater and aerial cinematography techniques, to give audiences a new vision to see our world.
The movie depicts the natural world in a way that competes with major special effects-heavy blockbusters while capturing everything “in camera”, with no effects, compositions or post-production tricks.
By Sheena Amos